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Innotech receives approval for internet system

Oct. 18, 2010, Montreal - Innotech Aviation has received FAA multiple Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for its I-Ku airborne high-speed Internet system for installation on Bombardier Global Express aircraft.


October 18, 2010
By Carey Fredericks

Innotech is completing installations at its Montreal facility. European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval is in process.

The I-Ku system incorporates the ViaSat VMT-1500 airborne high-speed Internet terminal and delivers data and voice connections using the worldwide coverage of ViaSat Yonder® service for the highest speeds available in the industry.

Using proprietary software applications developed by Innotech, users on in-service aircraft enjoy simultaneous access to high-speed Internet service, Voice over IP (VOIP), Voice Wi-Fi, and other office-in-the-sky applications. Simultaneous on-board connection can be made with any wireless devices, such as laptops, Blackberries, iPhones, and iPads.

Innotech Aviation, director of sales and marketing, Tony Rawlinson said, “The I-Ku system supports the growing demand for seamless connectivity from home or office direct to the aircraft. With a fixed monthly service fee of approximately $6,000 for unlimited worldwide access, and the fastest airborne Internet service on the market, the system is a must for aircraft owners looking to maximize connectivity and the overall value of their aircraft.”

The I-Ku system can be installed in 10-15 days, depending on the aircraft configuration, and weighs less than 45 lbs.